Meet the Faculty Lecture: Jie Gu

"Design of Ultra-low Power Integrated Circuits with Emerging Technology"
April 29, 2015
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Abstract For more than five decades, the continuous development of integrated circuits based on semiconductor technology have been driving the revolution of modern electronics, from personal computers to workstation, from smartphone to wearable devices. As Moore’s law slows down in recent years, we are more than ever under urgency of exploring novel solutions to solve the pressing issues associated with technology scaling such as power consumption and process variation. This talk will first present some of the past work in designing ultra-low power mobile processors in advanced CMOS technology using statistical analysis. The second part of the talk will present a few recent developments from the speaker, including emerging memristor based configurable IC design with self-healing operation, low voltage speculative computing with integrated power management, and silicon tracking circuits for reconfigurability and hardware security.

Bio: Prof. Jie Gu received the B.S degree from Tsinghua University, China, the M.S degree from Texas A&M University, and the Ph.D degree from University of Minnesota in 2008. Dr. Gu joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University from late 2014. Before joining Northwestern University, Dr. Gu worked at Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX from 2007 to 2010 as a key designer on ultra-low voltage DSP processor and the next-generation power management technique for application processor used in the cell phone. Lately, Dr. Gu was a Senior Staff Engineer in Maxlinear, Inc., leading the development of low power broadband mixed-signal communication ICs.